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The dance of the dervishes at the Tower of the Winds in Athens, which was used as a tekije (dervish lodge). Sixteen ostrich eggs hang from the ceiling to avert the evil eye. A depiction of the final stage of the whirling dervishes' ritual: The two main dancers whirl while holding each other by the sash. In green, wearing a white turban, the Sheich or head of the Dervishes, who animates the dancers with his voice and by playing the tambour.
Tags: Art and antiquities, Athens, Attica, Central Greece, Children, Costume - Hats and headwear, Cultural activities, Dance, Dancers, Dervishes, Everyday objects / Domestic utensils and vessels, Greece, Horologion of Andronikos Kyrristos / Tower of the Winds (Athens), Human types, Inscriptions, Interiors, Musical instruments, Musicians, Percussion instruments, Priests, Quranic inscriptions, Religious practices, Sheikhs, Shoes and footwear, Social sphere and everyday life, Tekije (Dervish lodge)
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